LIVE BLOG: Joe Biden Projected Winner of 2020 Election

The Associated Press projects the former vice president as the 46th President of the United States.

The Interlude
Nov 4, 2020 · 4 min read
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Editors’ note: The Interlude will be updating this blog as information about election results becomes available to our staff. These results are based on projections — official certified election results may not be available for days or even weeks, as states count mail-in and absentee ballots.

Our election team will primarily rely on the Associated Press for accurate updates on poll results. The AP’s team covers 7,000 races around the country and relays vote counts from precincts in all 50 states. This year, the AP is also accounting for a larger influx of mail-in votes than has been seen in previous years. Read more about the AP’s methodology here.

The Interlude will also use a network of other news sources — including the New York Times, NBC News, and CNN — to confirm election results before we share them with you. The 2020 election is unprecedented, but as a reader, you can trust that The Interlude will provide thoroughly-vetted election information to you in a timely manner.

News Outlets Predict Biden Will Win Election, Become President Elect

Posted Nov. 7, 2020 at 11:30 a.m. EST by Cameron Oakes and Izzie Ramirez. Updated again at 12:20 a.m. EST.

With Pennsylvania and Nevada in his favor, the Associated Press and the New York Times have now called Joe Biden as the winner of the 2020 election. According to the Associated Press’ count, which includes Arizona, Biden has 290 Electoral College votes. Other outlets such as the Times and NBC have Biden at 279. Certified election results may take additional days and weeks to be completed. The Trump campaign is expected to challenge results with recounts and lawsuits in the coming days.

Biden Wins Michigan

Posted Nov. 4, 2020 at 6:05 p.m. EST by Cameron Oakes

CNN, NBC News, and the Associated Press have called Michigan for Biden, despite swirling threats of lawsuits by the Trump campaign in both Michigan and Pennsylvania. This brings Biden’s Electoral College vote count to 264 to Trump’s 214. Biden only needs six more Electoral College votes to win the election, per the Associated Press’ count.

In Slim Victory, Biden Gets Wisconsin
Posted Nov. 4, 2020 at 2:40 p.m. EST by Cameron Oakes

The AP and CNN have now called Wisconsin for Joe Biden. That leaves Biden with 248 Electoral College Votes to Trump’s 214. (This count includes Electoral College votes from Arizona, which has been called for Biden by the AP and Fox News). The Trump campaign has said that it will request a recount in Wisconsin, and has filed a lawsuit to stop ballot counting in Michigan.

Trump Takes Texas, Biden Wins Arizona and Maine
Posted Nov. 4, 2020 at 8:15 a.m. EST by Izzie Ramirez. Updated at 2:04 p.m. EST.

Overnight, the Associated Press called Texas for President Donald Trump. Biden is projected to win Arizona and Maine. Around 1 p.m., the Associated Press announced that Trump secured one of Maine’s Electoral College votes. That brings the current count to 238-214, favoring Biden. Right now, Fox News is the only other news organization calling a Biden win for Arizona.

Trump Grabs Florida
Posted Nov. 4, 2020 at 1:02 a.m. EST by Cameron Oakes

President Trump is the projected winner of Florida, according to the Associated Press. The race is tightening between Trump and Biden. Biden now has 223 Electoral College votes to Trump’s 174.

Biden Clinches HI and MN While Trump Takes Ohio, Iowa and Montana
Posted Nov. 4, 2020 at 12:25 a.m. EST by Cameron Oakes and Izzie Ramirez

Biden is now predicted to win Hawaii and Minnesota, according to the Associated Press. Trump is projected to take Iowa, Ohio, and Montana. Biden now stands at 223 Electoral College votes compared to Trump’s 145.

Biden Wins CA, NH , WA, OR; Trump Grabs Idaho and Utah
Posted Nov. 3, 2020 at 11:10 p.m. EST by Cameron Oakes

Former Vice President Joe Biden is the projected winner of New Hampshire, California, Washington state, and Oregon, according to the Associated Press. President Trump won Idaho and Utah. Trump now has 118 Electoral College votes to Biden’s 209.

Biden Takes Colorado and DC, Trump Gets Kansas and Missouri
Posted Nov. 3, 2020 at 10:45 p.m. EST by Cameron Oakes

Former Vice President Joe Biden is the projected winner of Colorado and the District of Columbia, according to the Associated Press. President Trump took Kansas and Missouri. Biden now has 131 Electoral College votes, while Trump has 108.

Trump Grabs Seven More States, Biden Takes NY and NM
Posted Nov. 3, 2020 at 9:08 p.m. EST by Cameron Oakes

President Trump is projected to win Arkansas, Indiana, Nebraska, Louisiana, Wyoming, and North and South Dakota, according to the Associated Press. Biden won New York and New Mexico. The race is tightening as Biden holds 119 Electoral College votes to Trump’s 92.

Trump Wins Five Additional States, Biden Cinches Seven
Posted Nov. 3, 2020 at 8:10 p.m. EST by Cameron Oakes

Joe Biden has taken Delaware, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Rhode Island, according to the Associated Press. President Trump is now projected to win Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama, South Carolina, and Oklahoma. Biden now has 85 Electoral College Votes, while President Trump has 55.

Trump Takes KY and WV while Biden Takes VT and VA
Posted Nov. 3, 2020 at 7:45 p.m. EST by Cameron Oakes

President Donald Trump has won Kentucky and West Virginia while former Vice President Joe Biden Has taken Vermont and Virginia, according to the Associated Press. NBC News also has Biden as the winner of Vermont. Those projections would leave Biden with 16 Electoral College votes, and Trump with 13.

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